Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sports

Wimbledon 2015 begins

As we wave goodbye to June and welcome in the fierce summer heat of July the annual tennis-fest at Wimbledon kicks off in near record UK temperatures this year. And it’s not just the temperatures that are high – as ever, expectation is heaped upon the few British players anywhere near the higher echelons of the game. The only one …

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The 2015 European Under-21 Championship

Of the fifty-two teams who participated in the qualifying tournament for the European Under-21 Championship between March 2013 and October last year, eight remain and will be competing for the Championship in the Czech Republic between now and the end of this month. The remaining teams are the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Serbia and Sweden. The winners …

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England v Slovenia in the European Championships and the rest…

The return match of this head to head in the qualifying group stages of the European Championships takes place this Sunday amongst a plethora of other games, as 45 countries fight for the right to spend next summer in France competing for the honour of kings of Europe. Last time out England came from behind against Slovenia to win 3-1 at …

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England v Ireland in Dublin and on TV

This is only a friendly, but for the Irish it is always a big match and a chance to put one over the arrogant English. For the cocksure English the papers will be full of the ‘will he or won’t he’ break Bobby Charlton’s all-time national goal scoring record of 49 tomorrow. The ‘he’ of course is Wayne Rooney who …

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60th Champions League final takes place on Saturday night

This Saturday will see the 60th European Cup Final played out in Berlin between Barcelona and Juventus, and it promises to be quite a match. It pits two of the best midfields in the world against each other: Andreas Pirlo meets Andreas Iniesta, old colleagues Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique and Paul Pogba clash. Meanwhile the great Xavi …

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Kell Brook v Frankie Gavin for the IBF World Welterweight Title in London

Unfortunately the night’s action will only be televised on Sky’s ‘pay-to-view’ Box Office channel, so it won’t be widely available at your local Ibiza bar. However, if you search hard you will find that a few Ibiza Sports Bars will be showing the evening’s extraordinary card of boxing. Brooks clash with Gavin is one of three World Title fights taking …

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Barçelona football club chief named official target in Neymar tax inquiry

Today the High Court officially named the president of Barcelona football club, Josep Maria Bartomeu, as a target in an ongoing tax fraud investigation involving the signing of Brazilian forward Neymar. Bartomeu was subpoenaed to testify before Judge Pablo Ruz on February 13th. On Monday, the court’s public prosecutor asked the judge to investigate whether the Barça president illegally withheld …

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Consell now hosting Spanish national football team trophy exhibition

The Consell is hosting an exhibition of trophies won by the Spanish national football team at the 2010 World Cup and European Championships in 2008 and 2010. The exhibition will remain open until Wednesday, when an international match between the Spanish and Italian under-17s will be played on the island. President Vicent Serra stressed the “importance of this event, due …

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Court of Arbitration upholds FC Barcelona’s ban on new signings

FC Barcelona soccer club will not be able to sign any new players in 2015 after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced today that it was upholding a ban issued by FIFA against the football club for violating rules regarding the transfer of players under 18 years of age. FC Barcelona, presided by Josep María Bartomeu, had appealed …

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